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Fixing Disks with Parted Magic

Disk Aid

Dec 03, 2013

It’s really annoying when a disk suddenly dies on you or a typo in a command deletes important data. The free Parted Magic Live distro offers help.

Free Culture in Evolution: Openclipart and The Open Font Library

Openclipart and The Open Font Library

Nov 19, 2013

Compared with free software, free culture is often overlooked; however, once you start looking around the Openclipart and Open Font Library sites – two of the oldest and most successful free culture sites – you soon start to realize that free culture has evolved right alongside free software, providing free content to use with free tools.

2D Animation Tools

Simply Moving

Nov 19, 2013

With the right tool and a bit of artistic talent, you can create two-dimensional cartoons, even without Flash. In this article, we present four animation programs and look at how well they perform in practice.

Cloud Backup with Duplicity

Data Safe

Nov 04, 2013

If you’re looking for a secure and portable backup technique, try combining the trusty command-line utility Duplicity with an available cloud account.

The Linux-libre Project

Freeing the Linux Kernel

Nov 04, 2013

The Linux kernel and its penguin mascot are widely viewed as the symbol of free and open source software. The truth, however, is that the Linux kernel is only partly free.

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice

Heavyweight Battle

Oct 20, 2013

The development paths of OpenOffice and LibreOffice parted in 2010. Which of the two office suites is leading the way?

AirPrint

Printing on Air

Oct 08, 2013

If your home network includes a Linux machine, you have access to everything you need to share your printers on the network as AirPrint-enabled devices.

MediaGoblin

Set up your own media-sharing site with MediaGoblin

Oct 08, 2013

The same way that “ease of use” usually equates to less flexibility, “convenience” is nearly always synonymous with less privacy. And, YouTube nowadays is very, very convenient, if you catch my drift. So, if you just want to share a video and not all of your personal data, or you want to avoid rude users from commenting on your kids’ videos, MediaGoblin is what you need.

Recovering Deleted Files with Scalpel

Scalpel File Carver

Sep 24, 2013

The Scalpel file carver helps users restore what they thought were lost files.

Introducing the Accessible Computing Foundation

Assistive Technology

Sep 23, 2013

Assistive technologies may be the next major challenge for free software.

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